Brush aside any thoughts that massage is only a feel-good way to indulge or pamper yourself. To the contrary, massage can be a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health and well-being, whether you have a specific health condition or are just looking for another stress reliever. Some people like to get a massage because it often produces feelings of caring, comfort and connection, while for others it is helpful for those who suffer from:


-Digestive orders



-Temporomandibular joint pain

-increase range of motion

-lower blood pressure

-ease depression

reduce inflammatiion

-insomnia related to stress

-Myofacial pain syndrome

-soft tissue strains/injury

-sports injuries

-improve cardiovascular health


The physical manipulation in massage has two major physical effects: Increase in blood and lymph circulation. Relaxation and normalization of the soft tissue (muscle, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments), which releases nerves and deeper connective tissues.


It is always a great idea to get a massage of any kind, whether it is just more relaxation or therapeutic at least once a month to keep your body regulated.  People heavily involved in sports should have a massage as often as two to three times per week during periods of intense training and less often—perhaps once or twice a month—during the off-season. Massages help athletes reach peak physical fitness while giving some protection from injury.